From: Accelerated Transfer Academy
Date: January 6, 2023
Subject: ATA Weekly Newsletter - January 6, 2023

Accelerated Transfer Academy

Weekly Newsletter
January 6, 2023

We hope that you all have enjoyed your holidays and winter break! It's now time to get back on the grind to finishing your degree!

The deadline for Spring 2023 registration is approaching fast...January 15th. Make sure to schedule an appointment to meet with your academic advisor to get the classes you need to reach your goal.

Mental Health Workshops

The mental health and well-being of our students are a major source of concern for our administrators, faculty, and staff. UHD Counseling Services invites students, staff & faculty to attend interactive learning workshops to help promote the mental health and well-being of students of color. 

Inclusive and Equitable Institutional Policies for Mental Health (Active Minds)

Learn how to evaluate if your institution's policies around mental health which are inclusive of diverse student groups and how to encourage and support students to lead inclusive and equitable mental health policy change efforts on campus.

January 25, 2023 @ 2pm
RSVP link: Inclusive and Equitable Institutional Policies Workshop 


Student Workshop: Taking Care of Y(our)selves: Emotional Well-Being in College (Steve Fund)

This workshop will prepare college students with the knowledge of key issues that may take place during the college transition, including how systemic racism impacts their mental health and emotional well-being.

February 15, 2023 @ 12pm
RSVP link: Emotional Well-Being in College Workshop

*Students who attend these events can complete the ATA CLC Reflection form to receive CLC credit. 

UHD ÔÇïBasic Needs for Students

Access to basic needs, such as food, housing, childcare, mental health, financial assistance, and transportation, is critical for ensuring strong academic performance, increasing persistence and graduation, and improving well-being among students. UHD has launched it's new initiative to offer basic needs resources for its students. Learn more at

UHD’s biannual day of service event, GatorServe will be held on Saturday, January 14, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This semester, we’ve partnered with the Houston SPCA.

Additionally, we are also calling for donations of newspaper, pet beds, litter boxes, towels, and blankets to help support the Houston SPCA’s cause. Donations may be delivered to the CCESL office in S417 in advance or brought with you on the day of the event.

Volunteers will meet at the Houston SPCA located at 7007 Old Katy Road, Houston, TX 77024 to take part in a Welcome Ceremony, and then break out into project groups.

GatorServe at MLK Day of Remembrance
Sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement & Service Learning (CCESL)
Saturday, January 14
8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Houston SPCA, 7007 Old Katy Road, Houston, TX 77024
Sign up to participate

IMPORTANT: Members of the UHD community should not create a guest account when registering to volunteer. Please log in using your UHD credentials.

Volunteers will be provided with a tee shirt, tools/supplies/instructions to complete the projects, and box lunches to go. Please come prepared to work and possibly get dirty while completing projects.

The Accelerated Transfer Academy program is moving to a new space. We will be housed in N320 (behind the Gator Success Center). This move will allow our students to conveniently access all ATA staff and resources in one place. The ATA lounge will remain on the 4th floor in S418.

Accelerated Transfer Academy
One Main Street

Room S417
Houston, TX 77002


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